C Diminished scale

Notes

C D D# F F# G# A B play notes

Intervals

W H W H W H W H

Semitones

1 3 4 6 7 9 10 12

Scale degrees

1 2 ♭3 4 ♭5 ♭6 6 7

Guitar neck

This guitar neck shows the notes of the diminished scale.

Shapes

These CAGED scale patterns help you learn the diminished scale as it relates to standard CAGED chords. For instance, Pattern 1 will correspond to a C chord.

Pattern 1

play notes

Pattern 2

play notes

Pattern 3

play notes

Pattern 4

play notes

Pattern 5

play notes